David Roth

Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (424) 292-4790

Practice Areas:
Tax; Trust & Estates

California State University, Los Angeles, B.A., 1969

Law School:
Loyola University Law School, J.D., 1972

State Bar of California
Beverly Hills Bar Association (Sections on: Taxation, Estate Planning)


1973, California

1973, U.S. Tax Court

2004, U.S. Court of Claims

2004, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Teaching Experience:

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, LLM Taxation Program – Adjunct Professor (Fall 2010 and 2011): Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Golden Gate University, Los Angeles, School of Taxation – Adjunct Professor (Spring 2006-2009): Choice of Entities
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Extension/Paralegal Training Program – Instructor (Winter 2008 —2009): Estate Planning and Probate
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, MSA Tax Program – Guest Lecturer (Spring 2008 and 2009): California Tax Procedures, Transferee Liability Under IRC § 6901

David Roth practices in the areas of tax and estate planning, trust and estate administration, and other transactional matters. He also has extensive experience in Federal and state tax controversies (including criminal and civil fraud litigation matters), including seven years as a Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of District Counsel. He has advised clients in many industries, most prominently in tax and business planning for entertainment clients and acquisition and sale of major commercial real estate projects. He has achieved certification by the State Bar of California as a Certified Specialist in Taxation and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate.

Mr. Roth has been recognized as a Southern California Super Attorney in Taxation each year since 2009, and has been awarded Martindale Hubbell’s highest (AV) rating.